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Blanketmen reunion a huge success as former comrades flock to massive event

There were emotional scenes at the weekend as hundreds of former blanketmen met in West Belfast – many for the first time since leaving the H-Blocks. It was the biggest gathering of blanketmen since they suffered together in Long Kesh during those dark days of 1976 to 1981.

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Changing the rules of electoral game

When Bobby Sands was elected MP for Fermanagh/South Tyrone the British government decided it didn’t like that particular outcome and immediately introduced and passed legislation to change the rules of the electoral game.

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